Y6 History

  • Benin 900 CE to 1300 CE
  • Local study - The Cathedral
To investigate and interpret the past
  • Use sources of evidence to deduce information about the past.
  • Select suitable sources of evidence, giving reasons for choices.
  • Use sources of information to form testable hypotheses about the past.
  • Seek out and analyse a wide range of evidence in order to justify claims about the past.
To understand chronology
  • Describe the main changes in a period of history (using terms such as: social, religious, political, technological and cultural)
  • Identify periods of rapid change in history and contrast them with times of relatively little change.
  • Understand the concepts of continuity and change over time, representing them, along with evidence, on a timeline.
  • Use dates and terms accurately in describing events.
To build an overview of world history
  • Identify continuity and change in the history of the locality of the school.
  • Give a broad overview of life in Britain and some major events from the rest of the world.
  • Compare some of the times studied with those of the other areas of interest around the world.
  • Describe the social, ethnic, cultural or religious diversity of past society.
  • Describe the characteristic features of the past, including ideas, beliefs, attitudes and experiences of men, women and children.
To communicate historically
  • Show an understanding of concepts such as civilisation, monarch, parliament, democracy, war and peace.
  • Use appropriate historical vocabulary to communicate, including:
    • dates
    • time period
    • era
    • change
    • chronology
    • continuity
    • change
    • century
    • decade
    • legacy
  • Use literacy, numeracy and computing skills to an exceptional standard in order to communicate information about the past.
  • Use original ways to present information and ideas.